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Viewpoint: The Impossible Burger has sparked an ideological rift between anti-GMO critics

Redrawn battle lines expose a growing ideological rift in a once-cohesive anti-GMO movement and appear to signal a shift in ...
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Viewpoint: How international anti-biotech activists manipulate year-old Mexican government to block crop GMO innovations

Mexico's leadership should not restrict crop biotechnology based on personal beliefs or scientific misinformation ...
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Viewpoint: How organic industry opposition to CRISPR gene editing encourages pesticide use

The organic food movement has a bigger problem than the double standard it relies on to attack synthetic chemicals ...
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Viewpoint: GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can cut pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them

Anti-GMO activists should take a step back and look closely at some of the benefits that new genetically modified crops ...
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Why GMOs aren’t responsible for a spike in food allergies

What's behind the rise in food allergies? There are a lot of possible answers to this, but it's probably not ...
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Viewpoint: Mainstream Arnold Foundation now major funder of fringe anti-GMO USRTK while Organic Consumers Association cuts support

US Right To Know may now be too poisonous even for the Organic Consumers Association ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnology

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnology

Russian trolls are meddling wherever and whenever they can to cause societal strife. Radio Free Europe reports that Russian trolls may have ...
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Viewpoint: Parents’ anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children’s allergies

Eating organic and avoiding GMOs has no effect on food allergies. But the mentality underlying GMO avoidance and overly-protective parenting ...
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How anti-GMO groups and ‘Russian trolls’ influence public perceptions of science

A new opinion poll suggests that Russian trolls, aided by anti-GMO groups such as the Center for Food Safety and ...
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Viewpoint: Challenging the hypocrisy of GMO critic Carey Gillam

Carey Gillam is a former journalist for Reuters, and is currently the research director for US Right to Know (US ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s anti-GMO activists copy smear tactics of extremist US organic lobbyists

Some bad ideas have originated in America. Reality television, spray-on cheese, pineapple pizza, and deep-fried Hostess Twinkies come to mind. But the ...
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Viewpoint: UC-San Francisco is the ‘academic home of the anti-GMO movement’

Being anti-GMO is the biotech equivalent of being anti-vaccine. The scientific literature overwhelmingly and definitively has concluded that GMOs are safe ...
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Roundup in breast milk? Disturbing new details in the plot to discredit nutritionist Shelley McGuire

In July 2015, Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, a nutrition professor and lactation expert then at Washington State University (WSU), was targeted ...
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Anti-GMO ‘Russian trolls’ also spread vaccine myths on social media, study finds

A new study showing that Russian-linked trolls and social media bots have been heavily promoting misinformation on vaccines shows just how far ...
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Following lawsuit by organic food group, Nature Valley bars will lose ‘100% natural’ label

General Mills Inc.’s Nature Valley bars will no longer bear the “Made with 100% Natural Whole Grain Oats” label, after ...
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How John Oliver was duped by the fringe anti-science advocacy groups USRTK and the Organic Consumers Association

Sometimes it's difficult to know who is defending science and who is more concerned about identity politics and cheap laughs ...
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Prominent anti-GMO NGOs and organic businesses partnered with Russia to ‘smear’ American agriculture

It's no secret that although the Internet has vastly improved our lives in many respects, it has downsides — less ...
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Was there Russian collusion? When it comes to prominent anti-GMO groups, the disturbing answer is ‘yes’

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the ...
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Viewpoint: In act of retribution, organic trade group sues Ben & Jerry’s for false advertising

The Organic Consumers Association is up to its old tricks again and has filed a suit against Vermont-based Ben & ...
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Are farmers the key to countering glyphosate fearmongering?

The public conversation around glyphosate is all flowing in one direction. A cluster of environmental campaigners, organic food activists and ...
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Viewpoint: Why organic farming activists oppose New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

There was a brief moment in 2015 where organic farming researchers were having an open discussion on adopting certain innovative ...
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Is monoculture a bad thing? It’s time to revise simplistic ideological narrative

Biotech critics frequently claim that conventional agriculture and GMOs promote monoculture farming, which is harmful to biodiversity. A closer look ...
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Viewpoint: Examining the science denial behind IFOAM—Organics International

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as ...
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Viewpoint: Organic Consumers Association promotes conspiracy theory blaming farm pesticides for school shootings

A crackpot named E. G. Vallianatos has written a blog post that links pesticides to school shootings. He says, "[Pesticides] may have ...
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Did the EPA and Monsanto conspire to hide glyphosate’s health risks?

A recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee repeated the debunked conspiracy theory that Monsanto manipulated the EPA to hide evidence ...
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How Russia tried to turn America against GMOs and agricultural biotechnology and sow ideological discord

How serious was secret Russian interventionism when it comes to creating public discord over US farming and agricultural trade policy? ...
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Organic movement schism? Fight over hydroponics puts $50 billion industry in limbo

The USDA's ruling that crops grown using hydroponics and aquaculture can be labeled organic set off a heated debate over ...
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Anti-GMO group March Against Monsanto promotes, profits from anti-vaccine ads

Visit the March Against Monsanto website and you'll see a strange ad peppering the pages, among the usual dubious stories about ...